Photo of the day – Australian Bank of Commerce






Powerhouse Museum – Sydney







This reproduction, from a glass plate negative, shows the Australian Bank of Commerce building on the corner of George and King Street in Sydney. The Australian Joint Stock building which later became the Australian Bank of Commerce and the Bank of New South Wales was designed by Charles Blackman and Varney Parkes. This was a highly ornate building with carved figures, motifs, columns and arches. The entrance had two marble figures that were carved in London by C Birch.

If you have a photo taken at this location you could post it to our Tyrrell Today group on Flickr where we are asking for contemporary images to match the locations of our historic reproductions from the Tyrrell photographic collection.

This image is attributed to Kerry and Co, Sydney, Australia, c. 1884-1917.

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~ by Stampfli & Turci on August 10, 2008.

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